A free online course aimed at attracting a diverse range of female students, typically between 15 and 16 years old, introducing them to more advanced practical features of cyber security. It is open to any female student currently in Year 11 (England and Wales), S5 (Scotland) and Year 12 (Northern Ireland) in the 2020/21 academic year. Places are limited so don't delay and sign up fast.
Please note: To apply for this course, you will need to be on school holidays, be available for the full duration of the course and be able to attend on all half-days.
09 Aug - 20 Aug 2021
Start time: 00:00 hrs
Finish time: 00:00 hrs
On a CyberFirst Futures course, students will explore advanced cyber security threats to devices, apps and software, then discover ways to prevent them. The course offers an insight into not just the method but the motivation for cyber threat. Students will explore legislation, study typical behaviours of likely cyber attackers, and apply their understanding of how to protect networks. They will even learn to secure personal devices too – and how to do it for the businesses they could work for in the future.
Each course will run over 10 half-day structured sessions where the content will be delivered in our usual fun and interesting way. Students will be automatically assigned either a morning or afternoon session when their place is confirmed.
This CyberFirst Futures course have been certified by the NCSC.